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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


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What is a cystoscopy?

What is a cystoscopy?

An office procedure.: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small cystoscope, about the width of a pencil, is placed into the bladder through the urethra. It is used by doctors to visualize the lining of the bladder, looking for anatomic abnormalities, stones, inflammation, and tumors. If performed in the clinic, no general anesthesia is used, only a local numbing gel. ...Read more

Dr. Simon Kimm
483 doctors shared insights

Cystoscopy (Overview)

Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder.


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Could cystoscopy hurts?

Could cystoscopy hurts?

Just slight...: Cystoscopy is usually done under local anesthesia so you will not feel much pain but slight local discomfort. Of course, you're understanding, realistic expectation, and urologist's gentelness and carefulness will make a diifference in the way how you may feel. So, don't worry. Of course, ask your urologist timely.

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Does having a cystoscopy hurt?

Some discomfort: Cystoscopy involves placing a telescope into the bladder to make sure there aren't any abnormalities involving the inner surface or within the bladder. The procedure is usually done in the office and utilizes a flexible scope which is much less uncomfortable than metal rigid scopes used in the past. You may have some pressure and discomfort with insertion of the scope but lidocaine jelly is used ...Read more

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Is a female cystoscopy painful?

Is a female cystoscopy painful?

No: A slight bit uncomfortable is what most women would say but should not be "painful" ...Read more

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What does a cystoscopy feel like?

What does a cystoscopy feel like?

A procedure.: Cystoscopies are uncomfortable but most patients tolerate them well. Usually, a numbing gel is placed in the urethra. The initial entry of the scope is the most uncomfortable part, where it passes beyond the urethral sphincter. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder to aid in visualization, which will feel like a fullness to the bladder. After the procedure, discomfort rapidly subsides. ...Read more

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When does someone get a cystoscopy?

Here are some...: Anyone who may be suspected to have underlying causes for recurrent UTI or tumor or urinary tract should have cystoscopy after an imaging study like US or CT or MRI. How to proceed with right care? Peruse articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onUTI.html, in http://www.formefirst.com/hematuria.html, & in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. The Best wish to health... ...Read more

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How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

How painful is cystoscopy procedure?

Not terribly: It's usually done in office without anesthesia. A bit uncomfortable, but nothing to be overly worried about. ...Read more

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What can be seen during a cystoscopy?

What can be seen during a cystoscopy?

Lower urinary tract.: When a urologist uses a cystoscope, the inside of the bladder and urethra are inspected. Irregularities in the urinary tract lining, tumors, stones, inflammation, muscular thickening, & outpouchings called cellules & diverticula are seen. The ureteral orificies, or the outflow from the kidneys, are visible. In males, the inside of the prostate, and nodular enlargement can be seen. ...Read more

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How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

How do I avoid pain from a cystoscopy?

Work with urologist: A cystoscopy is usually performed in the office. Local numbing gel should be placed in the urethra. Discomfort occurs when the scope passes across the urinary sphincter, and if the bladder overfills with the irrigation. Communicate with your urologist, making sure to let them know if you are having pain. Try to relax, maybe bring headphones and listen to music. Many do tolerate this well. ...Read more

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What are the risk factor for cystoscopy?

Low: Cystoscopy has low risks — pain/discomfort, infection, and bleeding. The risk of bladder perforation should be almost zero unless a biopsy or tumor resection needs to be performed. These procedures should only be performed by a trained urologist. ...Read more

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Do cystoscopy a hurt? What can I expect?

Cystoscopy: Yto ease discomfort. In a woman, due to ou will feel minor discomfort and bladder pressure when water runs in your bladder is an office procedure and is done using local anesthesia and lubrication. In a woman, is easy to do due to the shortness of the urethra. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a rigid cystoscopy?

Rigid cysto: A rigid cystoscopy is a procedure that involves a scope which is placed into the urethra and into the bladder. Water is used to distend the bladder so the inner lining can be inspected. Flexible cystoscopy is easier to tolerate in the office and rigid cystoscopy is more uncomfortable especially for men and is better under anesthesia. ...Read more

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I'm scared for female cystoscopy- painful?

Medical education: Educate your self about your condition and your treatment options to include cystoscopy. Find out the risks involved with having the surgery vice not having the surgery. Write down your questions before you see your physician. Let the medical team know about your concerns. ...Read more

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What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

What should I expect from a cystoscopy procedure?

A few things. : Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Should I go under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy?

Usually not: Cystoscopy is well tolerated with local anesthetic jelly placed in the urethra. If a bladder biopsy or other procedure is planned, or hydrostatic distension then anesthesia or IV sedation is almost always necessary. ...Read more

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Nervous for female cystoscopy- is it really painful?

No: It shouldn't be painful although there is a slight pinch initially. Not a major discomfort by any stretch of the imagination. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cystoscopy?

Urology procedure: Cystoscopy is a procedure where a small instrument called a cystoscope is inserted into the urethra and advanced into the bladder in order to visualize the inside of the bladder. ...Read more

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What should I expect if I have a cystoscopy tommorrow?

What should I expect if I have a cystoscopy tommorrow?

Several things.: Cystoscopies are commonly office procedures. You will be asked to undress, put on a gown, then lie on table or chair. Your groin is prepped with antiseptic solution. A numbing gel may be placed in your urethra. A cystoscope will be placed into the bladder by the urologist; the initial entry is the most uncomfortable part. Irrigating fluid will enter your bladder. You may get an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I am going under anesthaesia for first cystoscopy, suggestions?

No, but...: Diagnostice cystoscopy, especially for females, can usually be done under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort. Under anesthesia with real sleep or IV sedation is genrally unneccasry. But, if biopsy or other procedures are required, anesthesia is required. With realistic expectation in mind and doctor's skill in action, most of the patients tolerate extremely well.

Best wish... ...Read more

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I am getting a cystoscopy in a couple of days. What can I expect?

Burning: Cystoscopy can be performed with general anesthesia, monitored anesthesia or IV sedation, local Anastasia or without any anesthetic.

In any case after the procedure you will experience some burning sensation with urination possibly visible blood and you were spasms these conditions are all temporary ...Read more

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Extremely scared of cystoscopy! What do I need to expect for this?

Do not fear: Cystoscopy is just a way of your urologist to visualize the inside of your bladder. It is a relatively easy procedure to perform. Most urologists do procedure with some sort of anesthesia be it topical, general, or with sedation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about cystoscopy — please help — what to expect?

It's a direct look..: Cystoscopy is a direct look with telescope through urethra into the bladder to look for abnormalities such as stone, stricture, tumor, foreign body, etc. And well tolerated under local anethesia. But if signficant abnormalities are found, biopsy or other procedures may be required to get done under sleep or sedation. Expect some local pressure and discomfort. Ask dr for detail... ...Read more

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I will be getting a cystoscopy in a couple of days. What can I expect?

Slight discomfort...: Diagnostic cystoscopy is usually done under local anesthesia so most of the patients just feel some local pressure and minor disomfort and they tolerate very well. So, go ahead for it with realistic expectation and work with your urologist. If having further questions, aske her/him.

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Can you tell me more about cystoscopy — please help — what does it entail?

A direct look into..: Urologist uses a telescope to take a look through the urethra into the bladder so to assess if there is any suspicion for inflammation, stone, foreign body, ; new growth (tumor) inside the bladder, as well, if blockage / stricture inside the urethra. It's usually done after imaging study of kidney/ureter if done for hematuria, and highly tolerable under local anesthesia.

Detail? Ask doc timely. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a rigid and flexible cystoscopy and which is used more?

Comfort : Flexible cystoscopy is used in the office primarily. It is most useful for diagnostic examination of the bladder. Rigid cystoscopy is most often used in the operating room under an esthesia for definitive treatment of bladder conditions. ...Read more

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I am having a cystoscopy soon. I'm to arrive an hour prior to the procedure to be prepped. What is entailed in the prepping?

Nothing serious: Prepped means introducing your data in hospital system, measuring vital signs, get everything ready. Does not mean you have to get other procedures. ...Read more

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Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Having a cystoscopy done tomorrow. Will the Dr performing the procedure be able to tell me if she sees anything or do I have to wait on a report?

Both: Probably will talk to you about preliminary findings, since the doctor is performing the test. If there is a biopsy done or pictures taken, the results will be in a report later. ...Read more

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I'm a 33 y/o m going to have a cystoscopy in a few wks. Pain hasn't been fun lately. Can a cystoscopy make the pain worse depending on the cause?

Maybe: A cystoscopy is simply running a camera up into your bladder to take a peak. The bladder is filled with water during the procedure so there could be some residual soreness afterwards. However, things shouldn't be worse after they get done. ...Read more